After all the problems we had last year with summer temperatures in March bringing the daffodils on too early, the weather nearly did for the Flower Show this year.
The many weeks of cold and then very cold weather during February and March held back everything and the icy north east winds of the first week in April were a disincentive to everyone to emerge from home even to bring along a pot plant.
The result was a far less than usual number of entries in the flower classes and not many visitors.
Floral Art also was most disappointing.
The show was really saved by the huge number of entries from the children and their obvious enthusiasm, plus a moderate number of entries in cookery, craft and photography.
Mike Curtis thanked everyone for coming and especially the children who had made such a huge effort and said that we were delighted to have Olive Stanford at the show.
Olive has supported the Warnham Show all her long life and having undertaken most jobs there, finished up as President from which she retired four years ago.
She presented the awards as follows:
Bunting Cup (Floral Art)- Gill Green
Daffodil Cup, Daffodil Society Medal and Diploma – Joan Keable
Donald Hewlett Trophy, – Sue Overton
Gregson Cup for Cookery – Margaret Cornell
Stanford Cup for Industrial Classes – Hilary Cousens
Baxter Cup for Children’s exhibits up to 11 years – Jessica Marshall
Jubilee Cup for Children’s exhibits 11-16 – Rebecca Spreadbury
Ron Muggeridge Cup for Children’s Art – Amy Brown
RHS Certificates of Merit – Gill Green (Floral Art), Margaret Cornell (Cookery), Wendy Dobbing
(Industrial), Sue Overton (Photography and Flowers), Sean McCord (Children’s)
The Summer Show will be held as usual on Bank Holiday Saturday, August 24.
Do put it inyour diary and we look forward to seeing everyone then.
Pictured here are some of the winners.